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message 1: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Massingham | 5 comments i was wondering if anyone knew of any clean thriller novels? like not much swearing, no sex scenes or explicit or over the top violence? also nothing to do with spiritism or supernatural plz. any recommendations would b fab :-)


message 2: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) | 46 comments Do you like Mary Higgins Clark? Shes clean and little to no cussing. Also no paranormal.


message 3: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Massingham | 5 comments Ive never read her but i shall try thankyou :-) x


message 4: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) | 46 comments No? Shes very good! Also if you like historical /Gothic thrillers try Victoria Holt (and her other pen names Phillips Carr and Jean Plaidy) I love a good Holt book but I'm a sucker for historical anything :)


message 5: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) | 46 comments oops that should have been Phillipa not Phillips. Thanks a lot auto spell ! lol


message 6: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 11 comments Here's a list:
Underneath the Palms of Rio by brandon collier
The Pearl Tea House by Samantha Brooks
The Covenant of Genesis by Andy McDermott
Joel Rosenberg,
Oliver North,
Colleen Coble,
Angela Hunt,
Davis Bunn
Jeanette Windle
Castle Cape by C.L. Withers
Betsy Brannon Green
Michael Crichton


message 7: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Massingham | 5 comments Ooo thankyou :-) trip to the library for me x


message 8: by Anna (new)

Anna (SylviaGrant) | 11 comments Your welcome, Vicky!!! :D


message 9: by Anne (new)

Anne Stenhouse (annestenhouse) | 3 comments Dorcas wrote: "No? Shes very good! Also if you like historical /Gothic thrillers try Victoria Holt (and her other pen names Phillips Carr and Jean Plaidy) I love a good Holt book but I'm a sucker for historical a..."

My Mariah's Marriage is historical, a little bit exciting and, I think, clean - no ripped bodices. It's here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Mariahs-Marri... and also on amazon.com Anne


message 10: by Joan (new)

Joan (jomarcho1) | 30 comments I also enjoy Victoria Holt books.


message 11: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 18 comments Anya Seton and Daphne du Maurier are two more great historical mystery writers.


message 12: by Vickie (new)

Vickie Britton | 46 comments My sister and I have a thriller coming out in October called Deathblow. It is comparable to Mary Higgins Clark as far as the levels of sex and violence are concerned--no sex,violence is not over the top. Most of our books are like that-they are murder mysteries so you're going to have some blood, but not guts hanging out and all that sickening stuff. I'll post again when it is available. If you check our list you'll see that we also have gothics, romantic suspense and many other titles. For readers who like a modern-day book with a gothic type style and historic painted lady houses, we'e gotten good feedback from The Vanished Lady.
http://www.amazon.com/The-Vanished-La...
The Vanished Lady by Vickie Britton


message 13: by C. (last edited Sep 16, 2013 08:42AM) (new)

C. | 297 comments I highly recommend A Cry In The Night by Mary Higgins Clark Where Are the Children? by Mary Higgins Clark
The Cradle Will Fall by Mary Higgins Clark Loves Music, Loves to Dance by Mary Higgins Clark

Sea of Crises by Marty Steere The Edge of Recall by Kristen Heitzmann Halos by Kristen Heitzmann


also if you haven't read them~ The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #2) by Dan Brown and Angels and Demons / The Da Vinci Code (Robert Langdon, #1-2) by Dan Brown


message 14: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) | 46 comments Sandy wrote: "Anya Seton and Daphne du Maurier are two more great historical mystery writers."

I need to check out your books! Which ones would you recommend for a first time reader of your work who likes historical suspense? (that's me :)


message 15: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 18 comments Have you ever read Rebecca" by Daphne DuMaurier? I really enjoyed that one. It's not a thriller but does have a taste of mystery.


message 16: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 18 comments Also, "My Cousin Rachel" by Daphne DuMaurier was really suspenseful.


message 17: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 18 comments I also like Dan Brown. I'm currently ready his new book called "Inferno". It's not as good as "DaVinci Code" or "Angels and Demons". None of them contain swearing, descriptive violence or sex, and no paranormal either, but they are mysteries and keep your interest.


message 18: by Dorcas (new)

Dorcas (onemorepageplease) | 46 comments Oh! and I just read "Death in Kenya" by M.M. Kaye and that was phenomenal! She has a whole "death in.." series which focus on mysteries in different places like Andamas, Berlin, Cyprus etc.. Theyre oldies but goodies!


message 19: by C. (last edited Sep 17, 2013 12:29AM) (new)

C. | 297 comments Yes, that's what I especially appreciate about Dan Brown's books.He writes 'edge of your seat'thrillers,that are so gripping and interesting and he has proven it can easily be done without the vulgar profanity,explicit sex, or violent gore that lesser authors resort to.

I was also fascinated by the historical info in both Angels and Demons and the DaVinci Code. Now I can't wait to read 'Deception Point' and 'Inferno'.


message 20: by Jennifer (new)

Jennifer Fromke (jjfro) | 8 comments Vicky wrote: "i was wondering if anyone knew of any clean thriller novels? like not much swearing, no sex scenes or explicit or over the top violence? also nothing to do with spiritism or supernatural plz. any r..."

Lis Wiehl is a great suspense/thriller author. Very clean.


message 21: by C. (new)

C. | 297 comments Vicky wrote: "i was wondering if anyone knew of any clean thriller novels? like not much swearing, no sex scenes or explicit or over the top violence? also nothing to do with spiritism or supernatural plz. any r..."

Question...'what IS "spiritism"?


message 22: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 18 comments Spiritism is the belief or doctrine that the spirits of the human dead can and do communicate with the living, especially through a person (a medium). Communication with spirits, human or demonic, is a belief that religion has promoted since the early Egyptians and Babylonians.


message 23: by Erin (new)

Erin | 14 comments Sandy wrote: "I also like Dan Brown. I'm currently ready his new book called "Inferno". It's not as good as "DaVinci Code" or "Angels and Demons". None of them contain swearing, descriptive violence or sex, and ..."

I liked Angels and Demons and DaVinci Code, but I have to disagree about violence. Angels and Demons was one of the most graphically violent books I've ever read. It turned my stomach on more than one occasion, but was so compelling that I kept reading. I just wouldn't want someone to read it and be blind sided by the content.


message 24: by C. (new)

C. | 297 comments Sandy wrote: "Spiritism is the belief or doctrine that the spirits of the human dead can and do communicate with the living, especially through a person (a medium). Communication with spirits, human or demonic, ..."

Oh like seances and those who believe a departed's ghost has spoken to them,thank you for explaining that,as I had never heard or read that term before.


message 25: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 18 comments Sorry, Erin....I stand corrected. You're right about Angels and Demons. I forgot the violence was pretty gross. I did enjoy the book in spite of that....I don't usually like the violence and don't know how I could have forgotten about how gory it was :(


message 26: by Sandy (new)

Sandy | 18 comments Spiritism can be anything involving contact with the dead or with demonic spirit creatures. It's a good thing to stay away from as far as I'm concerned.


message 27: by C. (last edited Jul 26, 2016 05:41AM) (new)

C. | 297 comments Sandy,yeah,I have only run across books with demons when I read 'Christian' spiritual warfare type books such as by Frank Peretti.

Have to confess though that I like a good ghost story like those by Mary Downing Hahn,which are YA.

Oh and I also agree that Angels And Demons had some pretty strong violence, yet I still thought it was an excellent read!


message 28: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Massingham | 5 comments thanks for explaining spiritism. i like to stay away from anything even remotely supernatural because my concious wont let me near them (im a jehovahs witness). Thanks for the suggestions everyone. im currently reading clive cussler but as soon as im finished im getting a load of new books :-(


message 29: by Vicky (new)

Vicky Massingham | 5 comments thanks for explaining spiritism. i like to stay away from anything even remotely supernatural because my concious wont let me near them (im a jehovahs witness). Thanks for the suggestions everyone. im currently reading clive cussler but as soon as im finished im getting a load of new books :-)


message 30: by Vickie (new)

Vickie Britton | 46 comments I really enjoy Mary Higgins Clark. She has been one of my role models. She's managed to keep her books fairly clean and they are still exciting to read.


message 31: by Vickie (new)

Vickie Britton | 46 comments Our thriller, Death Blow is out now. If you can handle Mary Higgins Clark, ours book is even a bit cleaner than that. We don't rely on gore and sex scenes, but romance and suspense to keep the plot going. If you like thrillers or women in jeopardy novels, I hope you will consider giving this book a try.

http://www.amazon.com/Death-Blow-eboo... Death Blow by Vickie Britton


message 32: by Anugraha (new)

Anugraha Alistair MacLean, definitely. He's written about 32 novels, of which I've read more than 25. No sex scenes AT ALL, no cussing AT ALL. Very very clean read. Not sure they will qualify as "thriller", though. More like adventure? They're very exciting anyway.
Just a short of list of his best works:-
Guns of Navarone
Force 10 From Navarone
Circus
Puppet on A Chain (a slightly violent scene here. More than his usual)
Fear Is The Key
Ice Station Zebra
Golden Rendezvous
The Way To Dusty Death


message 33: by C. (last edited Jul 26, 2016 06:20AM) (new)

C. | 297 comments The Essene Conspiracy by S. Eric Wachtel

Cell by Robin Cook

TSUNAMI STORM by David Capps

Tipping Point by Simon Rosser

Land by Theresa Shaver

The Amun Chamber by Daniel Leston

Crawlspace by Herbert Lieberman

The Demon in the Freezer by Richard Preston

Simple Secrets (Harmony, #1) by Nancy Mehl

Wow, just noticed this is a really old thread! Oh well, maybe some will be glad to get new thriller suggestions.


message 34: by Gabriella (new)

Gabriella (stardust_126) | 131 comments I've just downloaded Land by Theresa Shaver, but can someone please tell me why it has gigantic gaps in between the paragraphs?


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